Remove troublesome teeth
Mount Pleasant Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions are typically a last resort at our office in Mount Pleasant, but extracting a damaged tooth is sometimes the best way to provide you with relief and restore your oral health. Learn more about the process below, or contact us now for a consultation with Dr. Vinson at Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant.
what to expect
Do Tooth Extractions Hurt?
Tooth extractions do not hurt. Your mouth will be completely numb during your extraction procedure, so you will feel no discomfort as your tooth is removed. We also have sedation options available for patients undergoing tooth extractions, so you can fight back against any feelings of fear or anxiety during your procedure.
However, your extraction site will be a bit sore and painful after your procedure. Dr. Vinson will provide you with instructions for recovering, and may also give you a prescription for painkillers. Follow her instructions to ensure you recover quickly, and minimize your pain and discomfort.
When is a
Tooth Extraction Needed?
Tooth extractions may be needed for several different reasons. The first and most common reason is the incorrect growth and eruption of the wisdom teeth. These teeth grow in between the ages of 17-25. Many patients don’t have enough room for them, which can lead to serious complications like tooth infections and damage to the surrounding teeth, so extraction may be necessary in this case.
Extractions are also used to remove teeth that are too damaged to be saved by a root canal, a crown, or a similar treatment. They can then be replaced with a denture, dental bridge, or dental implant to restore your mouth.
Occasionally, extractions are also used for orthodontic purposes. If you have a very crowded mouth due to a narrow palate, for example, one or more teeth may be extracted during orthodontic treatment to improve your bite and smile.
Should I replace My Missing tooth
With An Implant?
If you have had a tooth extracted that was damaged by tooth decay, an oral injury, or even gum disease, you may be wondering if you should have it replaced with an implant. The answer is usually “yes.”
Patients with healthy mouths who have lost one or more teeth are good candidates for dental implants. Implants are the preferred method of restoring missing teeth because they support the strength of the jaw bone, and they look and feel completely natural. Not only that, but implants usually last 30+ years, making them the most long-lasting method of smile restoration.
If you are interested in implants, it’s best to have them placed as soon as possible after your extraction, since the jaw bone will weaken over time after you lose a tooth, which can complicate the procedure. You can discuss implants in more detail with Dr. Vinson during your appointment to ensure that they’re right for your situation.
Do you have Questions?
Schedule A Consultation Today!
Think you may need a tooth extraction? Got more questions about the process? Dr. Vinson and the team at Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant are here to help. Contact us online or give us a call at (843) 936-1690 to schedule a consultation, and get answers to all of your questions.